Home Improvement Retail


  • Higher Taxes Put the Brakes on Retail Spending Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013 | 8:33 AM ET

    Retail sales barely rose in January as tax increases and higher gasoline prices restrained spending. Separately, import and export prices rose slightly less than expected in the month.

  • Brighter Skies Likely Ahead for Lowe’s: Pro Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 3:24 PM ET
    Brighter Skies Likely Ahead for Lowe’s: Pro

    Following a 66-percent rise in Home Depot shares and a 45-percent run in Lowe’s stock during the past year, one analyst said the rivals’ stocks are now trading at very similar valuations.

  • Lowe's Profits Get Boost From Hurricane Sandy   Monday, 19 Nov 2012 | 10:32 AM ET
    Lowe's Profits Get Boost From Hurricane Sandy

    Budd Bugatch, Raymond James & Associates, breaks down the retailer's higher-than-expected quarterly profits and takes a look ahead at its growth prospects.

  • Tuesday Market Roadmap   Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 9:00 AM ET
    Tuesday Market Roadmap

    The "Squawk on the Street" news crew reports on today's market-moving stories, including a look at Home Depot's earnings beat; JC Penney's turnaround plan; and a leadership change at Microsoft.

  • Home Depot Q3 Earnings Beat the Street   Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012 | 6:41 AM ET
    Home Depot Q3 Earnings Beat the Street

    The home improvement retailer reported Q3 EPS of $0.74 vs. $0.70 est. on revenues $18.1 billion. Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer & Co. analyst explains how the company is benefiting from an improving housing market.

  • Bulls Go Shopping at Lowe’s Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 6:15 AM ET

    Lowe’s has been rising with the recovery in the housing market, and yesterday the home-improvement chain saw some bullish option activity.

  • Play Home Depot Over Lowe’s in Near Term: Pro Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 5:43 PM ET

    Following a weak earnings report from Lowe’s, one analyst advised investors to refrain from viewing the release as a weakening in home improvement retail and instead look into rival Home Depot’s shares.

  • Home Depot or Lowe’s? Pros Pick Favorites Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 4:05 PM ET
    Home Depot

    Although U.S. retail sales posted strong gains Tuesday on the heels of Home Depot's better-than-expected quarterly profit, one analyst forecast a tougher spending environment in the second half of the year.

  • Best Place for a Start Up? Think Inside the Box Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | 11:22 AM ET
    Home Depot

    Looking for the perfect location for your new retail business? Consider setting up shop inside a "big box" retail store.

  • Lowe's Beats, But Lowers 2012 Guidance   Monday, 21 May 2012 | 11:51 AM ET
    Lowe's Beats, But Lowers 2012 Guidance

    Christopher Horvers, JPMorgan retail analyst, and Daniel Binder, Jefferies & Co research analyst, break down the Q1 earnings and outlook on the home retailer.

  • Home Depot Q1 Earnings Results   Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 6:19 AM ET
    Home Depot Q1 Earnings Results

    Home Depot reports Q1 comp store sales rose 6.1% in the U.S., while revenue came in light at $17.808 billion vs. $17.957 billion estimate. Laura Champine, Canaccord Genuity Securiites, breaks down the first quarter numbers on HD, and discusses the outlook on home improvement in the retail space.

  • Cramer Defends SWK on Earnings Miss   Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 6:15 PM ET
    Cramer Defends SWK on Earnings Miss

    Mad Money's Jim Cramer explains why Stanley Black & Decker shares got pounded after delivering disappointing headline numbers, but defends the stock by pointing out to investors that the company's fundamentals are much better than the big sell-off indicates.

  • Post-Bubble Home Improvement Rules Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 12:56 PM ET
    The housing market remains shaky amid an improving, broader economy. And after years of declines, homeowners have changed their priorities in home improvement. Duo Dickinson, a home remodeling architect for more than 30 years, has seen his share of ups and downs in real estate. But this time, it is different, he says. Instead of waiting for flush times again, homeowners are scrapping second-home dreams and fancy remodeling projects. They’re focusing instead on staying put and value-focused home

    Man caves? Jacuzzis? Great rooms? Who needs them? Big, fancy and expensive are out; small, utilitarian and frugal are in. Oh, and so is the outdoors!

  • 2012: The Year of the Stock Picker Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 5:44 PM ET

    Jim Cramer’s researcher, Nicole Urken, shows examples of divergence among stocks in the same sector.

  • Cramer’s 5 'Stocking Stuffer' Stocks Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 10:11 AM ET

    You can count on these five names no matter what’s happening in Europe, the “Mad Money” host says.

  • Cramer’s Stocking Stuffer: Home Depot Monday, 28 Nov 2011 | 8:14 PM ET

    Despite the European debt crisis, there are still companies you can count on, like Home Depot, the “Mad Money’ host says.

  • Earnings: Lowe's & Home Depot   Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 5:49 PM ET
    Earnings: Lowe's & Home Depot

    A look at unusual activity in Home Deport stock, and a preview of HD's earnings and break down of Lowe's numbers, with Scot Ciccarelli, RBC Capital Markets, and how to play it, with the Fast Money Traders.

  • Cramer's Lesson on the 'Art' of Investing Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 11:31 AM ET

    The "Mad Money" host and his researcher, Nicole Urken, discuss how investing is not a science, it's an art.

  • Fast Pros: How to Trade H-P, Lowe's and FedEx Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 1:57 PM ET

    With the markets in turmoil, the Fast traders had a handful of stocks on their radar Monday. Find out how they are trading H-P, Lowe's and FedEx.

  • Cramer Pits Lowe's Vs. Home Depot Wednesday, 17 Aug 2011 | 6:42 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host looks at which home improvement retailer's stock is the best buy.